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No. 1 Torrey Pines tops stubborn Mission Hills, 13-7

No. 1 Torrey Pines tops stubborn Mission Hills, 13-7

In prep football, underestimate a team with “history” at your own peril. Top-ranked Torrey Pines got a taste of that adage Friday night but used a staunch defense and timely offense from an unexpected source to put away visiting Mission Hills, 13-7.

The decision allowed Torrey Pines to remain undefeated at 7-0 while upping its Avocado West League record to 3-0. Mission Hills, 2013 CIF Open Division champion and no worse than a semi-finalist in every year since, dropped to 2-5 and 1-2 with the loss. Count Torrey Pines Head Coach Ron Gladnick as one not surprised by the fight his squad got from the Grizzlies.

“We’re always concerned about Mission Hills,” said Gladnick with...

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